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Visiting Hours

Effective March 1, 2022:

MASKING – Masks are required in any area where patients may be present and are required for any unvaccinated employees, visitors and patients.

VISITOR AGE - All visitors/support persons must be over the age of 16. Patients under the age of 16 will be permitted as normal.

In-patient Visitation (Medical/Surgical)

Visitors will not be permitted in rooms of patients with a COVID positive or pending test. Patients are permitted one visitor at a time. Visiting hours are as follows (see below for department specific if different than inpatient visiting guidelines): 7 days a week, 1 pm – 8 pm.

Maternity Center

For obstetric patients (new/laboring mothers), two visitors are permitted. Obstetric patients can have two different visitors the next day. These two visitors can come and go during that day, but it must be the same two visitors on that day. If an obstetric patient presents with an acute problem needing evaluation in the Emergency Department or via the front entrance, one designated support person will be able to accompany the patient to the Obstetrics unit.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS)

Monday – Friday, 1 – 2 pm and 6 – 8 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 1 – 3 pm and 6 - 8 pm.

Rehab Care Center

Monday - Saturday, 3 - 8 pm; all day on Sunday.

Outpatient Testing and Emergency Department

Outpatients and emergency department patients are encouraged to come without a visitor or support person. A visitor or support person is acceptable if required for patient support and assistance, for example: wheelchair assistance. Policy may differ based on capacity.

IRMC Physician Group Offices

One family member or caregiver may remain with the patient during the evaluation and treatment. Exceptions are at the discretion of the physician or nurse.

IRMC at Chestnut Ridge UrgiCare

One family member or caregiver may remain with the patient during the evaluation and treatment. Exceptions are at the discretion of the physician or nurse.

Outpatient Surgical and Endoscopy Procedures

One visitor or support person will be permitted to accompany the patient on the day of procedure.

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